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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Fruit Beer
Montegioco, Italy
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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A belgian ale with "Volpedo Peaches" (well-known peaches from the town of Volpedo, near Montegioco) added during fermentation.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Sampled May 2007
What an interesting bottle, it is shaped like a Belgian 750ml, except that it actually has a bottle cap on it. The bottle cap is fantastically intriguing as well; it has a plastic, cork-mimicing insert attached to it. As I pour this I get soft fruity notes reminiscent of peaches and apples. The beer is quite hazy, with an orange gold color. It is topped by an initially one-finger thick, off-white colored head that is somewhat creamy in consistency. Really smells like a mostly dry, peach accented hard cider.

This has a medium carbonation to it and with the light body has quite a small impact on the palate. Pretty dry tasting, but that does not stop it from having quite a bit of aromatic tasting fruitiness to it. Peach is certainly noticeable, but there are still notes reminiscent of cider, and the peach notes lean heavily towards to apricot. This hides the alcohol quite well, I would have guessed this was much lower than it is. There is a touch of thin malt here, but it is quite well hidden. The is also a touch of spiciness in the finish somewhat reminiscent of soft ginger.

I was surprised how much peach flavor was in this brew. They must have packed in a ton of peaches to get that flavor and I have a feeling this is what washed out the beer flavors. At $20 a bottle, this is one of the more expensive beers out there.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pours a hazy effevescent yellow golden with a pillowy, frothy white head. Aroma of light peaches and some earthy, sad to say, almost vomitous notes. Body starts slightly bittersweet and earthy with a hint of tartness and floral character along with some mustiness. Iím just not a big fan of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Courtesy redlight. Pours a light pale yellow color with a fluffy white head. Definitely get some fresh peach aromas and a little bit of spice. Citrusy. The taste has some peach flavors, but not overpowering. More subtle, which was nice. Its got a little bit of a crisp bite to it, almost a little funk. Interesting taste. I liked it. Finish was sweet and almost creamy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 19, 2007
Pours a cloudy yellow with a decent white head. The aroma is light with a slight trace of peaches and some spices. Flavor is mild with once again a hint of peach, but barely, and the finish is light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle... O-Town Throwdown... Cloudy straw-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Spicy, fruity nose of peach, white pepper and broth. Fruity, more-tart-than-sweet flavor with some notes of pale malt and unmalted grain. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and fruity. A shout goes out to boboski for popping this one open and sharing!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
The aroma was saturated with peach.Poured a nice blonde color with a small lacing head.The yeast was the dominant flavor here.I didnít taste the peaches till the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle shared at the O Town Throwdown, Pours a cloudy amber, thin off-white head. Aroma of peaches, yeast, dried fruits. Creamy mouthfeel. Sour peaches at the finish, dry fruit throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Light color pour with floral hops in the nose. Subtle peach flavor amid the sweet candy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1173) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Lemon and peach are the main flavors I detect in this brew. Slightly tart finish. Slightly overcarbonated, although not so much that Iím not enjoying this some.

Thanks JK for sharing this at MilkmanDanís tasting.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2007
I donít buy this as a lambic, not even close, but I do buy this as a witbier. Nicely fruity aroma, but again, that fruitiness is fairly vague. In fact, Iím not sure that the fruitiness from the yeast isnít stronger than the actual fruit. Good, strong wheat in the flavor backed up by only the faintest acidity as with a typical witbier. Good level of carbonation. Overall the best of the three I tried.


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